Special Report: US policymakers urged to act quickly on clean fuel rules

US refiner-marketers want policymakers to update federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) rules before the summer driving season starts.Congress, in particular, should act quickly to protect consumers from potential price spikes because the US Environmental Protection Agency's powers are limited, trade groups argue.Already some fuel suppliers fear that current and anticipated state bans on the clean fuel additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) could strain fuel delivery systems, creating shortages and price spikes.California marketers are especially concerned. They say that their state's new MTBE ban could wreak havoc on them and their customers (see related story, "EPA denies Cali...

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